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The latest version of the full CITES Trade Database download (version 2020.1) is now available online and can be accessed on the CITES Trade Database homepage

The latest version of the full CITES Trade Database download (version 2020.1) is now available online and can be accessed on the CITES Trade Database homepage

CoP18 listing of valuable Teatfish and Cedrela species in CITES Appendix II enters into force

The listing in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora of three species of teatfish and all 17 species of cedars of the genus Cedrela from the Americas enters into force today.

International trade in the these teatfish, and in logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets and plywood of Cedrela trees will be regulated and controlled in accordance with the provisions of CITES Appendix II from now on.

Online meeting on CITES national legislation for selected CITES Parties in West Asia, organized by United Nations Environment Programme and the CITES Secretariat

CITES, WWF and TRAFFIC release new guide to identify smuggled ivory

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 CITES, WWF and TRAFFIC release new guide to identify smuggled ivory

A thorough update of a key tool for law enforcement

Message of CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero for World Ranger Day 2020

World Ranger Day 2020

Message from CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero

31 July 2020

On World Ranger Day 2020, let us show our support for those who guard our planet’s wildlife and biodiversity.

World Ranger Day is a day to honor the extraordinary work, courage and dedication of those who are on the front lines of conservation efforts in our valuable ecosystems and in the struggle against wildlife crime.

Announcement on the 73rd meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

UNODC launch the World Wildlife Crime Report 2020

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) unveiled the World Wildlife Crime Report 2020 during a high-level virtual  event at which statements were delivered by Ms. Ghada Whaly and Ms. Angela Me, respectively UNODC’s Executive Director and Chief of Research and Analysis Branch;Ms. Carla Montesi, Director for Planet and Prosperity of the European Commission’s Development Cooperation Directorate; Ms.

Message of CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero for World Environment Day, 5 June 2020

CITES Standing Committee postpones the Animals & Plants Committee meetings until 2021

The CITES Standing Committee has advised the Secretariat that the 31st Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee and the 25th meeting of the Plants Committee should be postponed until 2021.

Message of CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero for International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2020

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